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CONTROL OF WEAPONS ACT 1990 - SECT 5

Prohibited weapons


S. 5(1) amended by No. 1/2007 s. 3.

    (1)     A person must not—

        (a)     bring into Victoria; or

        (b)     cause to be brought into or sent into Victoria; or

S. 5(1)(c) amended by No. 42/2010 s. 5(1).

        (c)     manufacture; or

S. 5(1)(d) amended by No. 12/2012 s. 3(1).

        (d)     display or advertise for sale—

S. 5(1)(e) repealed by No. 12/2012 s. 3(2).

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a prohibited weapon without an exemption under section 8B or an approval under section 8C.

Penalty:     240 penalty units or imprisonment for 2 years.

S. 5(1AA) inserted by No. 42/2010 s. 5(2).

    (1AA)     A person must not sell a prohibited weapon to a person (other than a child) without an exemption under section 8B or an approval under section 8C.

Penalty:     240 penalty units or imprisonment for 2 years.

S. 5(1AB) inserted by No. 42/2010 s. 5(2).

    (1AB)     A person (other than a child) must not purchase a prohibited weapon without an exemption under section 8B or an approval under section 8C.

Penalty:     240 penalty units or imprisonment for 2 years.

S. 5(1AC) inserted by No. 42/2010 s. 5(2).

    (1AC)     A person must not sell a prohibited weapon to a child.

Penalty:     240 penalty units or imprisonment for 2 years.

S. 5(1AD) inserted by No. 42/2010 s. 5(2).

    (1AD)     A child must not purchase a prohibited weapon.

Penalty:     25 penalty units.

S. 5(1A) inserted by No. 53/2007 s. 4(1).

    (1A)     A person who is in licensed premises or in a public place that is in the immediate vicinity of licensed premises must not possess, carry or use a prohibited weapon without—

        (a)     an exemption under section 8B; or

        (b)     an approval under section 8C.

Penalty:     480 penalty units or 4 years imprisonment.

S. 5(1B) inserted by No. 53/2007 s. 4(1).

    (1B)     If a person is convicted or found guilty of an offence against subsection (1A) in respect of an act or omission, that person is not liable to be convicted or found guilty of an offence against subsection (1)(e) in respect of the same act or omission.

S. 5(2) amended by No. 53/2007 s. 4(2).

    (2)     A person must not sell a prohibited weapon unless the person reasonably believes that the purchaser of the weapon has an exemption under section 8B or an approval under section 8C allowing the purchaser to possess the weapon.

Penalty:     240 penalty units or imprisonment for 2 years.

S. 5(3)
inserted by No. 53/2007 s. 4(3), amended by No. 42/2010 s. 5(3).

    (3)     Subsections (1), (1AA), (1AB), (1A) and (2) do not apply to an employee of a person who holds an approval under section 8C if the employee is acting in the course of his or her employment and in accordance with the approval.

S. 5AA inserted by No. 12/2012 s. 4.



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